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Review: could Lexapro cause Binge eating?

Summary: Binge eating is reported only by a few people who take Lexapro.

We study 35,765 people who have side effects while taking Lexapro from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Binge eating. Find out below who they are, when they have Binge eating and more.

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Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,475 Lexapro users)

Binge eating

Binge eating (pattern of disordered eating which consists of episodes of uncontrollable eating) has been reported by people with insomnia, restless leg syndrome, depression, high blood pressure, quit smoking. (latest reports from 476 Binge eating patients)

On Feb, 25, 2015: 35,756 people reported to have side effects when taking Lexapro. Among them, 5 people (0.01%) have Binge Eating.

Trend of Binge eating in Lexapro reports

Time on Lexapro when people have Binge eating * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Binge eating0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%

Age of people who have Binge eating when taking Lexapro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Binge eating0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%83.33%16.67%0.00%

Severity of Binge eating when taking Lexapro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Binge eating0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Binge eating ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Binge eating0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar i disorder (3 people, 60.00%)
  2. Depression (2 people, 40.00%)
  3. Pain (1 people, 20.00%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (1 people, 20.00%)
  5. Insomnia (1 people, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clonazepam (2 people, 40.00%)
  2. Abilify (2 people, 40.00%)
  3. Klonopin (2 people, 40.00%)
  4. Cymbalta (1 people, 20.00%)
  5. Neurontin (1 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Rosa (3 years ago):

I found that my side effects worsedned after raising my dose. I am not able to sleep at all. approximately 3-5 hours a nite, sometimes not at all. And when i can't sleep, I binge eat in the middle of the night. I have NEVER done this. I also take 1 mg of klonopin, and 150mg of lamictal. I will be weaning myself off of the lexapro. I had a horrible experience with celexa and cymbalta "withdrawal". I'm hoping lexapro isn't as bad. Wish me luck!!
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